Use your favorite cupcake recipe as the base for these fancy-but-easy cakes. Then top with simple rock candy to create edible faux geodes, reminiscent of one of the prettiest rocks out there!
In the geode dinner party post I shared at the beginning of this month, I mentioned the inspiration for the whole thing was an idea I had for geode cupcakes. These are those cupcakes. :D
Umm have you seen geode wedding cakes?? Gah! Go look on Pinterest! They are like. A word beyond amazing whatever that is. They are so pretty. I stumbled upon them a couple of months ago and was just so smitten! I know there is no way I could even begin to hope of making something like that. I did take some beginner cake decorating classes years ago but I never went beyond that. I definitely never perfected buttercream or fondant. And you know what? I actually don’t like baking very much. Cupcakes (from a box mix) are basically the extent that I’m willing to go.
So because of that, I will leave the amazing wedding cakes to the pros! But I wanted a geode dessert in my life. So I immediately thought that cupcakes would be the perfect opportunity for me. They are small and hard to mess up. And bonus! They are little and round on top which is exactly like a geode! So I knew they’d be perfect for making some fancy geode-inspired treats and I knew I couldn’t even mess them up.
The glitzy topping is none other than simple rock candy. Doesn’t it look pretty all crushed up and sprinkled on a little cake? You could go a little more in depth and even make your own rock candy! That way you can get custom colors and probably save some money. But I just used store-bought candy I found in the bins at Zurcher’s Party Store. Its pretty easy to find those rock candy suckers so if you don’t have a Zurcher’s don’t fret! Or, hop online and order some from a variety of retailers!
Even though these look pretty fancy, they’re not only easy, they are perfect for children as well. Kids just love all that sugar crushed topping :) So grab a cupcake pan and head right here for the instructions!